Chicago – Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI) at 2800 S. Western Avenue, satellite campus for Daley College, hosted the Latino Policy Forum's first-ever summit to discuss the challenges confronting Latino students, aiming to expand community partnerships in an effort to ensure Latino student success in early educational years.
“City Colleges of Chicago serves a student population that is more than one-third Latino and the percentage of Latino students at Daley College and AVI is even higher. We are committed to providing our students with the necessary skills to ensure they are ready for jobs in high-growth industries and our collaboration with the Latino Policy Forum is critical to our success,” says Dr. Jose Aybar, Daley College president.
Through its Reinvention effort, City Colleges is working in close partnership with community organizations to better support students as they prepare to enter the workforce or move on to further education. Daley College, in particular, works with the community to offer free Spanish GED and ESL courses to help students move more quickly into college credit courses.
Lawndale Bilingual News Coverage of Daley College's First Latino Education Summit.pdf